View Poll Results: Do you prefer manual or automatic?

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  • I prefer a manual transmission

    36 45.00%
  • I prefer an automatic transmission

    29 36.25%
  • I don't know how to drive a car with a manual transmission

    14 17.50%
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    Re: Automatic or manual

    Quote Originally Posted by drz-400 View Post
    Who needs a tranny anyways?
    I hear some people have a niche for those people late at night.

    Oh, you mean vehicles.....
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    Re: Automatic or manual

    Quote Originally Posted by drz-400 View Post
    Who needs a tranny anyways?

    *Pic of jet-powered semi cab*
    Well, if those are jet turbines, you would - but I think they are straight jet engines - or perhaps rockets.

    Which begs the question...Wtf are the flames out the exhaust stacks for? I'm guessing aesthetic value, but I still wonder...

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    Re: Automatic or manual

    I started with a VW Bug (1966 model) with a manual. If a person can operate a VW manual tranny everything after that is cake. I can drive manual with or with using the clutch (except to start) but prefer and have Automatics.
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    Re: Automatic or manual

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    I started with a VW Bug (1966 model) with a manual. If a person can operate a VW manual tranny everything after that is cake. I can drive manual with or with using the clutch (except to start) but prefer and have Automatics.
    I had a 64 Karmanghia. brakes went out when I was leaving Eglin AFB on the way out on leave once. drove it 325 miles home sans brakes, downshifting to slow down and stop.
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    Re: Automatic or manual

    I had to drive delivery trucks for a lumber company a few times because of being short staffed, years ago. One of the guys showed me how to do the 'no clutch' method of shifting. Wouldn't want to do that too often!
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    Re: Automatic or manual

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Well, if those are jet turbines, you would - but I think they are straight jet engines - or perhaps rockets.

    Which begs the question...Wtf are the flames out the exhaust stacks for? I'm guessing aesthetic value, but I still wonder...

    Edit: And, what Fiddytree said.
    Just to let you know those are afterburners. They vent off the heat. You know sometimes if you have a bad operator a tranny can overheat, with the stacks I got no problem...
    Last edited by drz-400; 10-14-10 at 08:03 PM.

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    Re: Automatic or manual

    Quote Originally Posted by drz-400 View Post
    Just to let you know those are afterburners. They vent off the heat. You know sometimes if you have a bad operator a tranny can overheat, with the stacks I got no problem...
    Uhh...

    I thought afterburners were those things the put on jet engines in military planes to go REALLY fast - and burn a ****-ton of fuel, too.

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    Re: Automatic or manual

    auto on car, manual on bike.

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    Re: Automatic or manual

    My wife and I both learned how to drive on sticks...we both prefer auto now...older yanno and its easier

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    Re: Automatic or manual

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Do you know how to drive a vehicle with a manual transmission and if so, do you prefer manual or automatic?

    I ask because I am amazed at how many people I've run across lately, that can't drive a stick. I guess I just assumed that at some point, everyone learns how - but I'm learning there are a TON of people who can't and who have no desire to learn.

    I prefer a manual transmission because it allows me more control of my vehicle - especially in bad weather.
    I learned on a stick...but it was on the wheel.....not bad........then a floor stick......not so good........and an automatic is great although not as sassy.......
    Last edited by petaluna; 10-03-11 at 09:51 PM.

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